Environmental Stewardship
picture of a corn field with farm buildings in the distance
Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn more about nutrient management, soil and water conservation, pest control and a variety of other topics at the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference.
Dr. Dan Cassens at Christmas tree farm
"Real Christmas Trees are renewable, recyclable, release less carbon then artificial trees and provide valuable family memories," shares Daniel Cassens, Professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University.
A bee pollinating a flower
A series of three new publications from Purdue Extension will offer homeowners, farmers and commercial applicators practical tips on protecting pollinators from insecticide exposure and other risks. Each publication in the Protecting Pollinators series is available as a free download from Purdue's The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu.
Healthy Water, Happy Home
Many choices we make in our daily lives can have an impact on the water quality of rivers and streams around us. Animals like the eastern hellbender need clean water for their habitats, and they depend on us to make environmentally friendly choices whenever possible. The new lesson plan from The Nature of Teaching titled "Healthy Water, Happy Home" offers a fun way for students to learn about healthy water choices they can make in their home and community.
Using more than the recommended amount of nitrogen-based fertilizers on a corn field is a waste of money and could pose environmental risks, two Purdue Extension agronomists say in an updated report.
Linda Prokopy
Purdue University forestry and natural resources professor Linda Prokopy will receive the 2016 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award for her work in soil and water resources management.
While most agricultural tourists responding to a Purdue University survey indicated that agriculture is an important industry, those who said they had visited a livestock farm tended to have concerns about how animal feeding operations affect water quality in their county.

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